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comment Open source library to display offline shapefiles?
It's a good idea to use the Edit button above and add this information to the question. This makes it easier for answerers to find all the information they need in one place
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comment Open source library to display offline shapefiles?
Do you have any hardware constraints (eg phone, tablet, laptop, OS)?
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comment How to export from ArcMap to tab-delimited text file, while preserving formatting and values?
ERROR 001530: Input table exceeds the 256 columns limit of the .xls file format - lucky I have a workaround, and lots of patience
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comment How to export from ArcMap to tab-delimited text file, while preserving formatting and values?
It would be kind of nice if they'd expose it to the > Export window in ArcMap's table - like, you know, all the other data formats....
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comment How to export from ArcMap to tab-delimited text file, while preserving formatting and values?
Wait, are you telling me that Esri have once again written some really useful functionality, and not exposed it to the ArcMap UI? Instead I need to open ArcToolbox like an animal? (Thanks for the tip!)
Jun
29
comment Unable to rename file geodatabase in ArcGIS running in a VM
Potentially dumb question - why not just use ArcGIS directly on your Windows 7 machine? What advantages does the VM on Windows 8.1 give?
Jun
29
comment What value to place for data which has no lat/long value?
Do you wish to display the "unknown records" on the map? If so, where should they be placed geographically?
Jun
29
comment ArcGIS how to capture attribute data from another layer
Of course, you'll want to take a backup of your data before trying either of these ;)
Jun
25
comment Why does arcpy's Alter Field return “The tool is not licensed”?
Yep, that's pretty much was I was doing (unsuccessfully) in the original test. Looks like it's a problem with my installation, and/or a bug at 10.2. Thanks for verifying.
Jun
25
comment Why does arcpy's Alter Field return “The tool is not licensed”?
@MichaelMiles-Stimson I removed that to avoid confusion - it still fails with the same error message if I give a new field name. In fact I only want to change the alias but that's a separate question....
Jun
23
comment How can I get the mouseover event to work in my Leaflet.js map?
Welcome to GIS stack exchange. Thanks for posting the code sample - a tip is to simplify it as much as possible, while still demonstrating the problem (doing this can often help you to debug the problem yourself!). For example, the zoomToFeature and !L.Browser.ie && !L.Browser.opera code blocks are probably irrelevant to the problem, so remove them. Keep doing this until you have the minimum code example required to demonstrate the problem.
Jun
10
comment How to optimize the process of entering attribute information while digitizing in ArcMap
I guess it makes sense in cases where you need to enter multiple fields - then it would be annoying if the dialog closed after the first field. PS I finished the remaining 90% of points in the same amount of time that the first 10% of points took!
Jun
10
comment How to optimize the process of entering attribute information while digitizing in ArcMap
That's almost exactly what I wanted - thanks. Annoyingly you have to hit Enter twice to dismiss the dialog but I can live with that.
Jun
5
comment ESRI JavaScript API: Feature layer from x,y events
You may need to create the layer yourself using the featureCollectionObject method, and supply the input features as a JSON object
Jun
3
comment How to un-delete a folder accidentally deleted in ArcCatalog
Unfortunately I agree with PolyGeo. Are you sure you're not working within Dropbox or a similar backup/version control application?
May
26
comment Is there a quick way to see the fields in a table via arcpy?
A bit better - at least I can keep that in Notepad and paste it rather than typing!
May
20
comment Software that converts from legal description text?
I agree. It's hard enough to decipher the above description as a human, let alone trying to program a computer to figure it out automatically...
May
5
comment Create random points in ArcGIS on a polyline in a polygon
Can you please clarify the opening sentence, especially 1 within 500m of 100 points I already have? Perhaps spell out the exact problem, eg "I am trying to collect samples randomly-distributed along a road, where samples must (or must not) fall within 500m of existing samples"
Apr
24
comment Large Rasters in ArcGIS & MapInfo
I haven't tried it and can't find much information about its compatibility with other products - but ArcGIS Server's Image extension might be worth researching further
Apr
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comment What web GIS is this? (And how can you tell?)
see mapengine.id=mapengine.ngis - it might also be a product by NGIS who used to write an application which sat on top of ArcIMS (I think). Can you share the page where you found the above request?